Captain
Ted Gibson

Member since August 2016

Naples, United States

Background
My name is Captain Ted Gibson. I began my professional guiding career after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire in 2009 with a Biology degree. The fall after graduation I took a job as a guide in the Everglades National Park where I chased after Snook, Redfish, and Sea Trout. Since that first winter in the Everglades my experiences have included being a cameraman in Africa, Operating boats in the Gulf of Alaska, and many more! Over the years I have been upgrading my captains license and currently hold a 50 ton Masters. I gained my Offshore Fishing experience working for one of the largest and busiest companies in the Naples area. I took up the offshore fishing game quickly and started catching some really nice fish!
Techniques
Whether its free lining baits for trophy Snook on the nearshore wrecks or catching Snapper for dinner in the chum line...I love it all!

Hey, I'm Captain Ted Gibson

Naples, United States
Background
My name is Captain Ted Gibson. I began my professional guiding career after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire in 2009 with a Biology degree. The fall after graduation I took a job as a guide in the Everglades National Park where I chased after Snook, Redfish, and Sea Trout. Since that first winter in the Everglades my experiences have included being a cameraman in Africa, Operating boats in the Gulf of Alaska, and many more! Over the years I have been upgrading my captains license and currently hold a 50 ton Masters. I gained my Offshore Fishing experience working for one of the largest and busiest companies in the Naples area. I took up the offshore fishing game quickly and started catching some really nice fish!
Techniques
Whether its free lining baits for trophy Snook on the nearshore wrecks or catching Snapper for dinner in the chum line...I love it all!

My Charter Listings

Naples
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Fishing Reports

September Fishing

September 03, 2017

Fun morning with my crew from Germany. They really wanted to catch a Goliath Grouper, but we got lucky and caught a couple Cobia too! Read Full Report →


End of July Fishing

July 28, 2017

We went out this morning on a 4 hour Offshore trip. My folks wanted to catch a Goliath Grouper, so we stopped at some artificial structure on the way out and landed one pretty quickly. They said they were… Read Full Report →


Snapper Fishing

July 25, 2017

Took my grandfather and his neighbor out yesterday. We started off the day Grouper fishing, but only got one that was big enough to keep in the 3 hours that we tried (lots of short ones). While we were… Read Full Report →


8 Hour Fishing.

July 10, 2017

Ran offshore about 36 miles with our Alabama crew Monday; found some nice groceries! Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing

July 06, 2017

The last few trips we have done have been full days in the 30-40 mile range. Fishing has been great for Red Grouper and Yellowtail Snapper. There is something about getting out where the water turns blue and seeing… Read Full Report →


Dolphin Nearshore Combo

June 17, 2017

Ran out a few miles with my party of 6 dropped a couple big baits down just to see what was down there and within 15 minutes landed our first Goliath Grouper. That one was probably 120 pounds. We… Read Full Report →


Tourney Time

June 16, 2017

We did a corporate fishing tournament out of the Ritz Carlton, Naples yesterday and ended up catching the biggest fish out of the 10 boats that were in it. It was a friendly tournament and we didn't win anything...except… Read Full Report →


Early June Fishing Report

June 10, 2017

The weather has been stabilizing a little bit the last few days. We had the big boat out on Sunday and shot some video. We tried a couple new nearshore spots. Ended up running across a tripletail which was… Read Full Report →


Rain Rain Go Away

June 05, 2017

We've been dodging the rain and managing to catch a couple fish the last few days. We've been fortunate to land a few nice cobia as well as a couple Goliath Grouper both yesterday and today. Hopefully the weather… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Fishing

June 01, 2017

Went out yesterday looking for Nearshore Gag Grouper; unfortunately we didn't get any. Switched to plan B and jumped to a Nearshore Wreck and ended up gettting into the Goliath Grouper pretty well! Also ended up with enough Mangrove… Read Full Report →


Post Easter Fishing

April 29, 2017

Things have definitely slowed down as far as trips go after the Easter Holiday. We've been managing to get out a few times a week whether it's a charter, or family and friends. I Finally have gotten some time… Read Full Report →


Easter Holiday Fishing

April 14, 2017

Things have slowed down a bit since march, but we've still been getting out 5-6 times per week. We've been catching a little bit of everything the last few times we've been out. Lots of Black Tip Reef sharks… Read Full Report →


April Fishing

April 02, 2017

The water has been getting extremely warm the last couple of days (76 degrees). We'll see what happens after what is hopefully our last front coming through today! We have been catching Goliath Groupers, King Mackerel, and the last… Read Full Report →


Spring Kings

March 24, 2017

We caught some big ones yesterday morning! The kings were definitely biting once we got them fired up with the chum. We also landed 2 very nice Gags which unfortunately are out of season until June 1. The afternoon… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing

March 23, 2017

Its been and extremely busy few weeks and I finally found a few minutes to write about what we have been getting into out there. We have been doing mostly 4 and 6 hour charters fishing within 16 miles.… Read Full Report →


March Mackerel Mayhem

March 09, 2017

The bottom Fishing has slowed a bit the last few days. The water has been warming up and there is tons of bait around. The Mackerel bite has been really good and once we have them fired up with… Read Full Report →


If It's Blowing We're Going

March 04, 2017

The wind has been blowing for sure the last few days with seas at 3'-5' just a few miles offshore. I called today's crew last night and gave them the option to cancel, but they wanted to give it… Read Full Report →


Combination Charter

February 20, 2017

Took out Yabba and Ryan for a 4 hour combination charter today and had wonderful time. Started off at one of our nearshore spots and had them yanking up Sheepshead left and right. After the fishing portion we headed… Read Full Report →


Offshore Mixed Bag

February 18, 2017

We have been lucky with the fishing the last couple of charters and have been putting some really nice fish in the boat! Had some big kiddos with the Billman party Saturday morning and some little kiddos with the… Read Full Report →


Good Weather and Good Fishing

February 06, 2017

We were out on charters Sunday and Monday. Fished in about 45' of water both trips over live bottom. We tried closer areas both days, but nothing was happening. We got into plenty of Lane Snapper to make dinner… Read Full Report →


Snapper, Sheepshead, and some Largemouth

January 27, 2017

Had a couple of offshore trips the last couple days. The water has been dirty with visibility 12 miles offshore only at about a foot. We have been fishing over natural reefs in about 45' of water. The snapper… Read Full Report →


Naples Nearshore Fishing Report

January 19, 2017

Started the day off by running offshore to catch bait. Tossed the net a couple times and caught plenty of bait for the day (good sized ones today too). The water was clear and as I pulled in the… Read Full Report →


Half Day Nearshore Fishing Report

January 17, 2017

I'm not sure where to start this one...I thought I was going to go out there and slay a pile of Sheepshead today! I swear we caught 12 different species of fish: Toadfish, Soap Fish, Lizardfish, White Grunts, Spot… Read Full Report →


6 Hour Offshore and Some Dolphins

January 15, 2017

Parker party of 3 onboard yesterday (repeat client). Ran out to about 45 feet of water approximately 18 miles from Wiggins Pass. Started off on anchor for the first hour. Put out 3 balloons with a variety of baits.… Read Full Report →


Naples Offshore Grouper Fishing

January 12, 2017

Four anglers onboard January, 12 2018. Targeted Grouper all day. Ended up with 5 Keepers to 27' and lost several others. We released a bunch of short grouper and kept about 20 Lane Snapper. Started off the day anchored… Read Full Report →


Early January Fishing Report

January 06, 2017

We have been out fishing the last two days. Popovic Party of 4 on January 5 and the Durst Party of 6 January 6. Both trips were from 8-12. We have been catching the end of the outgoing and… Read Full Report →


Last Day For Gags and First 2017 Report

December 31, 2016

Fishing for us at least the last few days has looked like a heart rate monitor. One day you are the hero the next leaves you humbled! We have been out several times over the last few days. December… Read Full Report →


After Christmas Fishing Report

December 29, 2016

We started off the week hot; catching King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and even a few sharks. But, last few days have had me scratching my head. We have still been catching fish, but mostly Grunts, short Red Grouper, short… Read Full Report →


Chrismtas Eve Fishing Report

December 24, 2016

Took out a party of four from Wisconsin yesterday. Went about 14 miles South West of Wiggins Pass. We had beautiful weather and a decent snapper and porgy bite, so we ended up catching enough fish to make dinner.… Read Full Report →


Snapper Kidnappers

December 20, 2016

Four hour charter out of Wiggins Pass this morning with 4 anglers onboard. The crew wanted fish to eat, so we ran offshore to a live bottom area in about 40 feet of water. Got into a really good… Read Full Report →


Dolphin Nearshore Combination Charter

December 09, 2016

The crew was determined to go today, so we went for it anyways even though conditions were not ideal. Saw Dolphins at the pass and elected to call that the Dolphin portion of the trip and head a little… Read Full Report →


Naples Florida Offshore Fishing Report

December 05, 2016

Fishing yesterday with 4 anglers onboard about 20 miles from Wiggins Pass. We fished primarily over live bottom and worked our way inshore as the waves picked up throughout the day. At the furthest spot the bite was good… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Fishing Report

December 02, 2016

On each of the last few trips we have been fortunate enough to land some quality fish. Yesterday we were out and fished several spots inside of 5 miles and ended up landing two very nice Gag Grouper. Today… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Fishing Report

November 27, 2016

Three anglers onboard yesterday Father with his two sons (ages 6 and 10) started off the morning fishing about 3 miles offshore over an artificial reef; lots of bait was present. After sitting on anchor for 20 minutes one… Read Full Report →


Four Hour Nearshore

November 11, 2016

Two anglers onboard yesterday.  First stop was a ledge in 30 feet of water where I was trying to target Gag Grouper.  Was not marking much for bait or fish on the bottom, but we decided to give it… Read Full Report →


Offshore Wreck Fishing

November 03, 2016

This week we got a chance to do something we don't get to do very often. On Thursday we fueled up the boat and ran ~50 miles offshore to a wreck sitting in 110' of water. When we pulled… Read Full Report →


The wind continues to blow!

October 29, 2016

This week has been tough as far as weather is concerned. The wind has been steadily holding at 15-20kts. We have been sticking to the Nearshore spots that we have within 10 miles of Wiggins Pass. Despite the windy… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Fishing Report

October 01, 2016

Fishing in Naples has been great the last few days! Went out Saturday with a group of four anglers. We fished several artificial reefs and wrecks within 5 miles of Big Carlos Pass. Caught lots of Spanish mackerel both… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Fishing Report

September 28, 2016

Conditions have been less than ideal the past week with strong winds out of the ENE at 20 knots the Gulf has been rough and we have been unable to go as far offshore as we would like. The… Read Full Report →

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We had a fun trip and got to see dolphins, jellyfish, a sea turtle, and caught a small shark and very large grouper.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

I brought 3 teenage boys and they had a blast.  We all caught some fish. Captain Ted is very knowledgeable about the fishing grounds and patient when helping out the kids.  I would recommend this trip to others.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ted and his boat were excellent. We caught huge fish and he worked very hard.

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fished December 2016

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